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Winchester Model 9422 Lever Action Rifle Owner's Manual 



Important instructions for 

Winchester Model 9422 
Lever Action Rifle 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

275 Winchester Ave. 

New Haven, CT, U. S. A. 06511-1970 

Winchester trademarks licensed from Olin Corporation. 



Use the space below to record information about your 
new Model 9422 rifle. 



Model _ 
Caliber 



Serial Number 



Purchased From 
Date of Purchase 



We sincerely hope that you are pleased with your new 
Winchester Model 9422 rifle. We at U.S. Repeating 
Arms Company thank you for the privilege of crafting 
this rifle for you. We are especially proud of the many 
years of enjoyment it is certain to provide for you and 
your family. The Model 9422 is another rifle in an over 
130 year-old tradition of producing quality firearms for 
the World's sportsmen. Quality of manufacture, design, 
craftsmanship and function are of utmost concern to us. 
We believe you'll find that your new 9422 meets the 
Winchester tradition of quality in every way. If you have 
any questions or comments regarding your new firearm, 
please feel free to write us at our administrative offices: 

Customer Service Department 

U. S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

275 Winchester Avenue 

Morgan, Utah 84050-9333 

Phone: 1-800-945-5237 

Print Code: 9803/94539 



Contents Page 

Gun safety warnings 2 

Features 4 

General description 6 

Terminology and descriptions 6 

Serial number 7 

Ammunition 8 

Full disassembly/takedown 8 

Operating instructions 11 

How to load 12 

How to operate 13 

To unload the magazine and chamber 14 

Sight adjustments 14 

Mounting a scope 17 

Using the hammer extension 17 

Cleaning and maintenance suggestions 19 

Ordering parts 22 

Service or repair 22 

Questions & www.Winchester-guns.com 23 



MODEL 9422 



Over 25 years ago Winchester set out to create a new 
22 caliber rifle. They wanted it to be a quick handling, 
easy-to-use design with traditional craftsmanship and a 
large dose of 19th century nostalgia. The rest is history. 

Importantly, your new Model 9422 is made by U.S. 
Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut in 
one of the world's most modern firearms factories. The 
most current computer design and machining equipment 
was used. It is the the product of the world's most highly 
trained, highly skilled firearms craftsmen and women. 
Today's Model 9422 has a level of quality and precision 
that was not possible just a few years ago. 

This manual covers all current versions of the Model 9422 
rifle. Likely, you have one of two basic versions: the ver- 
sion that handles Long and Long Rifle cartridges inter- 
changeably, or the special 22WMR (Magnum) version 
that handles the 22 WMR cartridge only. Study these 
entire instructions carefully to be sure you have covered 
all information about your specific Model 9422. 



QUN SAFETY WARNINGS 



IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE OPERATING 
INSTRUCTIONS BE THOROUGHLY STUDIED 
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM TO ASSURE 
PROPER AND SAFE GUN HANDLING. FAILURE 
TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR FAIL- 
URE TO OBEY ANY SAFETY WARNING MA Y 
RESULT IN INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTH- 
ERS, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN. 

As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsi- 
bilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can 
be the difference between life and death. There is no 
excuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm. 
At all times handle your rifle and any other firearm with 
intense respect for its power and potential danger. 

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF 
THE CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCE- 
DURES AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN 
THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW 
FIREARM. 

1. Do not carry a loaded gun with a live round in the 
chamber while walking, running, climbing a tree, crossing 
a fence or anywhere you might slip or fall, drop the gun or 
otherwise bump or jar the gun. A gun that is dropped, 



bumped, or jarred with a chambered round might acciden- 
tally discharge even with the safety on, causing serious 
injury to you or someone else. When a round is cham- 
bered keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot. 

2. Do not rely on the safety (half-cock position) to pre- 
vent accidental discharge. Many safeties merely block the 
trigger and prevent firing by pulling the trigger. The safety 
may not prevent an accidental discharge due to dropping, 
jarring, or bumping a gun. 

3. Use only ammunition for which the gun is chambered 
as indicated on the barrel, to prevent excessive pressure 
and possible serious personal injury. 

4. Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious per- 
sonal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessive 
pressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strict 
compliance with instruction and data contained in cur- 
rent reloading manuals. 

5. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to 
shoot. Always keep it pointed in a safe direction in case of 
accidental discharge. 

6. Always check to ensure that the barrel is free of 
obstructions before loading and using the gun. If you 
experience light recoil or off sound, check the barrel for 
an obstruction. 



7. Before firing, clean any grease or oil out of barrel with 
cleaning rod and patch. Grease or heavy accumulation of 
oil can cause excessive pressure and result in serious 
personal injury. 

8. Keep barrel, chamber and action free of rust. Rust in the 
barrel and chamber can cause excessive pressures resulting 
in serious injury. A rusted, pitted or eroded barrel should 
be replaced. 

9. Use hearing protection to prevent ear damage from 
repeated exposure to gunfire. 

10. Always use proper shooting glasses to prevent eye 
injury from flying particles. 

1 1 . Never carry a loaded gun in a motor vehicle or carry 
one into a dwelling. Always carefully unload the gun 
before entering a motor vehicle, a dwelling or an area such 
as a camp. Always point a gun in a safe direction while 
loading or unloading to prevent serious injury in case of an 
accidental discharge. Never load in the house or in your 
vehicle. 

12. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or at the surface of 
water to avoid a ricochet and possible serious personal 



injury to yourself or a bystander. 

13. Store your gun in a clean dry place out of reach of chil- 
dren and separated from stored ammunition. 

14- Never alter any parts of your gun. Any alterations or 
adjustments that may become necessary to the operating 
mechanism should be performed by a qualified gunsmith. 

15. Hunting from elevated surfaces such as tree stands is 
dangerous. Doing so may increase the risk of handling any 
firearm. Always make certain that the stand being used is 
safe, sturdy and stable. Always make certain your firearm is 
unloaded when it is being taken up and down from the 
stand. Always make certain that your firearm is not 
dropped from the stand or dropped while it is being taken 
up or down from the stand. 

16. Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, clean- 
ing firearms, or handling ammunition may result in expo- 
sure to lead and other substances known to cause birth 
defects, reproductive harm and other serious physical 
injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands 
thoroughly after exposure. 



Model 9422 Features 

You can be proud of the Model 9422 in every way. 
The Model 9422 possesses classic lever action 
styling like no other 22 you can own. No other rifle 
has a feel and function that so closely emulates the 
famous Winchester lever actions of the last century. 
Its speed of handling combines with its top rimfire 
accuracy to make it the best choice — whether you 
are looking for a great plinking rifle or doing some 
serious small game hunting. 



A hammer extension is provided with 
your Model 9422. This makes cocking 
the hammer convenient, even when 
using a scope. 



Conventional lever action design 
with three-position hammer. 



The receiver top is grooved to 
easily accept rimfire-type scope 
bases. When your 9422 is taken 
down, the scope stays attached 
to the barrel half to preserve 
accuracy. 




Whether yours has a walnut or laminated 
stock you'll enjoy the classic styling of 
the stock and forearm. 



All-steel receiver and steel 
components. Every component 
of the internal firing mechanism 
is of durable metal. 



Sights are made to handle rough conditions. 
Front and rear sights are drift adjustable for 
windage. The rear sight also features an eleva- 
tor system for quick elevation changes, plus the 
sight blade can be adjusted for small changes 
with screw-type sight blade attachment. 



FIGURE 1 




The authentic look of the Model 
9422 isn't just for fun. The 
Model 9422's lever action 
design with tubular magazine is 
reliable and fast handling. 



The tubular magazine 
design with tube-mounted 
loading port makes loading 
easy for any hands, young 
or old. 



The inner magazine tube is 
of durable brass. For con- 
venience, the magazine 
follower is colored to dis- 
tinguish it from a cartridge 
in the magazine. 



Classic barrel band 
styling. 



The quick take-down feature allows you to easily disassemble your 
Model 9422 into two halves. A single screw on the left side of the 
receiver is all it takes. It makes it easy to clean and oil your rifle, plus 
it allows cleaning of the muzzle from the breech end, protecting the 
crown of the barrel so you don't risk affecting accuracy. 



Buttstock 



Receiver Ejection Port 
Hammer 



Rear Sight 



Front Sight 



FIGURE 2A 



Sight Hood 

X 




Muzzle 



Magazine Tube Loading Port 



Finger Lever 



Buttplate 



Qeneral Description 



Your new Model 9422 is one of several different versions 
and configurations offered. The basic operating procedures 
are the same for all of them. Where there are differences 
they are pointed out in this booklet for your convenience. 

The Model 9422 is a lever action design that allows the 
shooter to load a round by cycling the action and moving 
a cartridge from a loaded magazine tube to the chamber. 
After firing, working the finger lever ejects the empty car- 
tridge out the ejection port to the right. Returning the 
finger lever upward cycles a new cartridge from the maga- 
zine into the chamber. This can be repeated until the 
magazine is empty. The basic function and the classic 



looks are much like that experienced by hunters, trappers, 
farmers and sportsmen with their Model 94 centerfire 
rifles. 

Terminology and Descriptions 

Descriptions in this booklet generally refer to the gun in 
the horizontal position. That is, in the normal firing posi- 
tion. For example, the muzzle is forward or front; the butt 
stock is rearward or rear; the trigger is downward or under- 
neath; the sight is upward or on top. 

Figure 1 covers the general features and benefits of the 
Model 9422 design. For general parts terminology, refer to 
Figures 2A through 2C. 



Firing Pin 

Extractor Right 
Upper 



Bolt Face 

Extractor 

Right 

Lower 



Breech Bolt Locking 
Surface 



FIGURE 2B 




Y 

Carrier Pawl 



Extractor Left 
Ejector 



This Figure is to acquaint you with the Model 9422s 
breech bolt terminology. Do not attempt to disassem- 
ble the breech bolt. 



Firing Pin Striker 



FIGURE 2C 




Bolt Slide 



The hammer strikes the rear of 
the firing pin striker, which in 
turn strikes the firing pin. 



The Winchester Model 9422 is also shown disassembled 
to the extent necessary in order to follow instructions 
contained in this book (see Figure 9 later in this manual). 
Throughout this manual the "action" refers to the 
mechanism of this rifle which loads and secures the 
cartridges in the chamber. 

Serial Number 

The serial number is located in two places on your Model 
9422: one on each half when disassembled (see Figure 3). 
One is on the bottom of the forward receiver/frame 
assembly (barrel half of the rifle) toward the front. The 
other is just rearward of the first one, on the rear 
receiver/frame assembly (buttstock half of the rifle). 
Record the serial number at the front of this book for 
future reference. 



FIGURE 3 




Ammunition 



The caliber of your Model 9422 is inscribed on left side of 
the barrel, toward the receiver. Three versions are 
currently made and will be marked one of these ways. 

• .22 S-L-L.R. This model is designed to handle .22 
caliber Shorts, Longs or Long Rifle cartridges only. These 
can be inserted into the magazine in any order. This 
version of the Model 9422 rifle is not designed to handle 
22WMR (magnum) cartridges. All variations of this 
model are designed to function best with 22 Long Rifle 
cartridges. 

• .22 L-L.R. Same as above but use of Shorts is 
not recommended. 

• .22 WMR. This model is made to handle .22 caliber 
WMR (magnum) calibers only. 

U.S. Repeating Arms Co. can assume no responsibility for 
incidents which occur through use of cartridges of 
nonstandard dimension or those developing pressures in 
excess of SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition 
Manufacturer's Institute) established standards. 

Winchester ammunition is always an excellent choice for 
your new Winchester rifle, delivering the unmatched 
performance and dependability you want. 



DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY 
VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS, 
OR HANDLING AMMUNITION MA Y RESULT IN 
EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES 
KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRO- 
DUCTIVE HARM AND OTHER SERIOUS PHYSI- 
CAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION 
AT ALL TIMES. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY 
AFTER EXPOSURE. 

FULL DISASSEMBLY / TAKEDOWN 

Knowing how to easily take down your Model 9422 is 
important for cleaning and maintenance. 

TO ENSURE RIFLE IS UNLOADED, OPEN 
ACTION AND CAREFULLY CHECK CHAMBER 
AND MAGAZINE TUBE FOR AMMUNITION. 





FIGURE 7 




Receiver 



Breech bolt 



Bolt slide 



Remove the bolt slide 
and breech bolt together 



3. The bolt slide may now be removed by sliding rearward 
out of receiver (see Figure 6). Use care to prevent the cam 
pin from dropping free of the bolt. 

4. Bolt and bolt slide may now be separated (see Figure 7). 



DISASSEMBLY — 

1 . Unscrew and remove takedown screw on left side of 
receiver (see Figure 4). 

2. Separate the gun into two halves by pulling the butt 
stock downward to the rear (see Figure 5). 



FIGURE 8 




Barrel/Forearm 
half 



Cam P in Breech 



Insert the cam pin into the hole 
in the breech bolt 



Buttstock half 





Make sure the breech 
and bolt slide fit into the 
in the receiver 



now be in these pieces: 

• Cam pin 

• Magazine tube 

• Takedown screw 



Your Model 9422 will 
(see Figure 8): 

• Barrel/forearm half 

• Buttstock half 

• Breech bolt 

• Bolt slide 

REASSEMBLY — 

1. Assemble bolt and bolt slide, keeping cam pin centered 
(see Figure 9). 

2. Insert assembly into the receiver from rear, pushing for- 
ward until it locks (see Figure 10). 

3. Pull hammer back to full-cock position and close finger 



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FIGURE 11 



Slide the two halves together. 
(Shown with gun laying on table) 




4. Slide the frame into the receiver from the rear (see 
Figure 11). 

5. Insert and tighten the takedown screw. Be sure to lower 
hammer from full-cock position by carefully applying pres- 
sure on the trigger as explained under "Operating 
Instructions." 

Operating; Instructions 

CAUTION — AL WA YS KEEP THE MUZZLE 
POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. PRIOR TO 
USING LIVE AMMUNITION, FAMILIARIZE 
YOURSELF THOROUGHLY WITH THESE 
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. 




Get accustomed to the feel of your new gun — know the 
forces required to operate the action,* to pull the trigger 
and above all, know how to place the hammer into the 
safety position. The rifle is in the safety position when the 
hammer is in the half cocked location. 

* ACTION: The mechanism of a firearm which loads and 
secures the cartridge in the chamber. 

HOW TO PLACE THE HAMMER INTO THE SAFETY 
(HALF-COCK) POSITION — 

First, with the gun pointed in a safe direction, cock the 
hammer by swinging the lever down and back. Then 
firmly hold the hammer back with your thumb. While 
holding the hammer, apply just enough pressure on the 
trigger to release the hammer from the full-cock position 
(Figure. 12). 



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Immediately remove your finger from the trigger and slow- 
ly and carefully allow the hammer to lower into the "safe- 
ty" half-cock position (Figure 13). When the chamber is 
loaded never place the hammer in the fired (down) 
position (Figure. 14). 

WARNING: THE HALF-COCK TYPE SAFETY IS 
DESIGNED TO SECURE THE HAMMER, HOLD- 
ING IT FROM CONTACTING THE FIRING PIN. 
HOWEVER, THIS MECHANISM WILL NOT NEC- 
ESSARILY PREVENT THE ACCIDENTAL DIS- 
CHARGE OF THIS FIREARM AS A RESULT OF 
JARRING OR ABUSE SUCH AS OCCURS 
WHEN A FIREARM IS DROPPED. 

The safety (half-cock) arrangement is also designed to 
resist greater forces than are normally required to pull the 



trigger. The half-cock position is not intended to test 
one's finger strength, but rather, to provide sufficient pro- 
tection against unintentional or accidental firing. To 
forcibly pull on the trigger to cause the hammer to fall 
from the half-cock position will strain the parts and 
reduce the pressure needed to dislodge the hammer, thus 
damaging the safety feature of your rifle. 

IMPORTANT: CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE BAR- 
REL AND CHAMBER TO REMOVE ALL 
GREASE AND OTHER POSSIBLE OBSTRUC- 
TIONS BEFORE FIRING YOUR GUN. 

HOW TO LOAD 

Use the correct ammunition referenced by the inscription 



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on the barrel. Before loading your gun be sure all grease 
and oil has been removed from the barrel and chamber, 
and there is no obstruction. 

The rifle chamber is loaded by operating the finger lever, 
transferring a cartridge that has been previously placed in 
the magazine. To load the magazine, first place the ham- 
mer in the safety (half-cock) position. 

Twist the magazine tube plug to unlock and pull the tube 
out until the colored follower clears the loading port in 
the outer magazine tube. With the muzzle pointed 
upward, insert the rimmed end of the cartridges into the 
magazine (Figure 15) and allow them to slide down 
towards the action. Do not exceed the recommended 




capacity of the magazine. Next, push the magazine tube 
down into position and lock into place. 

Care should be taken while pushing the tube in, as it is 
under spring tension. 

The rifle is now ready for operation. 

How to Operate 

Load the chamber by pivoting the finger lever down fully 
and return back to a closed position. 

CAUTION: THE HAMMER HAS BEEN AUTO- 
MATICALLY MOVED FROM THE SAFETY 
(HALF-COCK) POSITION TO THE FULL COCK 
POSITION AND IS NOW SET TO FIRE. ALWA YS 
PLACE THE HAMMER BACK INTO THE SAFE- 
TY (HALF-COCK) POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE 
READY TO SHOOT. 

When ready to shoot, remove your finger from the trigger 
and firmly grip the hammer spur with your thumb, then 
carefully draw the hammer back to the full cock position. 

Take aim and when on target, squeeze the trigger. 

To chamber another round for the next shot, swing the 
finger lever down, extracting and ejecting the fired car- 



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tridge case from the chamber. The closing of the action 
will transfer a new cartridge from the magazine to the 
chamber, leaving the hammer in a cocked "ready to fire" 
position. When through firing always place the hammer 
in the safety (half-cock) position. 

to unload the magazine 
and Chamber 

Place the hammer in the safety (half-cock) position. With 
the rifle pointed upward, withdraw the inside magazine 
tube from the gun. Tip the gun downward allowing the 
cartridges to slide out into a suitable container. Replace 
the inside magazine tube. Operate the finger lever, open- 
ing the action to eject the round from the chamber. Look 
into the open action making sure there are no cartridges in 
the action, and see both the empty chamber and the col- 
ored magazine follower. 

Always unload your gun when you have finished shooting, 
and before putting your gun away. 

Sight Adjustments 

All Model 9422 rifles are fitted with open sights. The style 
and adjustment system may vary between models and 
grades. 



Lift up on the notch blade holder and 
move the elevator forward or rearward 
with your fingers. 



FIGURE 16 




The proper procedure is to shoot a group with the sights 
set as they come from the factory (intermediate position 
on both elevation and windage), and then make incre- 
mental adjustments to move the sight blade and blade 
holder to position the group on your target. The proce- 
dures below are for the type of open sights found on cur- 
rent Model 9422 rifles. 

BEFORE MAKING ANY SIGHT ADJUSTMENTS, 
MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS FULL Y 
UNLOADED AND THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN 
A SAFE DIRECTION. PLACE THE HAMMER IN 
THE HALF COCK (SAFETY) POSITION. 



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FIGURE 17 



Loosen the two small screws. 
Make small adjustments up or down 
then retighten. 




UP OR DOWN ELEVATION ADJUSTMENTS — 

Adjusting elevation on your Model 9422 requires you to 
lift up the rear notch blade holder on your rifle's rear sight 
with your fingers and move the notched elevator either 
forward or backward (see Figure 16). To raise point of 
impact, use your fingers to lift up on the blade and slide 
the elevator rearward. Adjusting the sight to make your 
gun shoot lower is just the opposite — move the elevator 
forward. Remember: 

• Move the blade and holder up to shoot higher . 

• Move the blade and holder down to shoot lower. 




For finer elevation adjustments the sight blade itself can 
be moved up or down. This is done by loosening the two 
screws that secure the blade to the blade holder and then 
moving the blade up or down as desired (see Figure 17). 
The screws are then retightened. 

RIGHT OR LEFT WINDAGE ADJUSTMENTS — 

On most Model 9422 sights, the entire rear sight blade 
holder is dove-tailed in the rear sight base. To adjust for 
windage, gently move the rear sight blade to the right or 
left by tapping at the dove-tail using a wood or fiber 
dowel or hammer that will not mar the sight (see Figure 
18). If you tap to the right your gun will shoot more to the 



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right. Moving the blade holder to the left is just as easily 
done. Note how much you adjust the sight as you sight-in 
your Model 9422. Remember: 

• Move the rear sight to the right to shoot farther to 
the right on the target. 

• Move the rear sight to the left to shoot farther to the 
left on the target. 

Care should be taken not to mar the finish, damage the 
attaching screws or bend sight components when adjust- 
ments are made. 

The front sight bead is also held in a dove-tail mount on 
the sight base. It is possible to make windage adjustments 
by tapping it to one side or the other, just like the rear 
base. Remember, when adjusting the front sight you get 
the opposite results: move to the right and you shoot 
more to the left, move the bead to the left and you'll 
shoot more to the right. 

All sight adjustments — of course — are a matter of trial 
and error. Remember, it is usually necessary to reset your 
sights when you change type or even brand of ammuni- 
tion. High velocity 22 Long Rifle ammunition will almost 
always have a different point of impact than a target 
grade load or a hollow point load. 



Correct sight picture. 




FIGURE 19 


Target 
bull's-eye 


/ \V O j 




Bead 




\ // w s* 


Notch 











SlQHT MAINTENANCE — 

Occasionally check your sights to make sure they have 
not been jarred or vibrated out of adjustment. This is 
especially important after extensive shooting or after 
hunting under rugged conditions. Check the two screws 
holding the rear sight blade in place on the blade mount 
and carefully tighten if necessary. Check the screw hold- 
ing the front sight base to the barrel. The front hood is 
held in place by slight indents in each side rail. If neces- 
sary it can be removed by carefully pulling it forward and 
off. Re-installation is the reverse. Front and rear sight 
bases should always be tight on the barrel and dove-tails 
should be snug. 



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SlQHT PICTURE — 



Using; the hammer Extension 



The correct sight picture for the sights on your Model 
9422 is with the front bead resting in the U-shaped notch 
in the sight blade. The bead itself should rest directly 
under the point of impact. For example, if you were shoot- 
ing a conventional small bore target, the round, black 
bull's-eye would appear to rest on top of the front bead 
(see Figure 19). 

MOUNTING A SCOPE 

The top of the receiver on every Model 9422 is grooved 
to accept standard 22 caliber rifle-type scope mounts. 
Depending on the type of bases and/or mounts you pur- 
chase, your rifle will accept thin-tube scopes, red-dot type 
sights or standard rifle scopes. On the 9422 the barrel is 
attached rigidly to the top portion of the receiver. So, 
even though your rifle is a take-down design, your scope 
stays sighted in even after the action is taken down. 

Carefully follow all instructions provided with your scope 
mounts, rings and scope when mounting your scope. 
When a scope mount is used you may need to use the 
hammer extension provided with your rifle (refer to the 
instructions under "Using the Hammer Extension"). 



Your Model 9422 is provided with a hammer extension 
that makes it easier to operate the hammer when a scope 
is used. It is also recommend for use even when a scope is 
not installed. It offers an excellent grip and facilitates bet- 
ter control over the hammer. It should be found in a small 
bag inside the larger bag containing this owner's manual 
and other important literature. Also included is an alien 
wrench (hex-type) and set screw for securing the exten- 
sion to your rifle's hammer. If your box did not contain an 
extension, an alien wrench and a small set screw, ask your 
dealer to locate yours. 

The hammer spur can be used in either the left hand or 
right hand position. Installation is as follows: 

BEFORE ATTACHING YOUR HAMMER EXTEN- 
SION ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE ARE 
NO CARTRIDGES IN THE CHAMBER, MAGA- 
ZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS. 

WARNING: PROPER MOUNTING OF THE HAM- 
MER EXTENSION IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT 
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE. 

1. Determine which side you want the extension to 
extend. For right-handed shooters the round, hollow part 
of the extension should protrude to the right. For left 



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Installing the 

hammer extension 

(shown in right 

hand position). J^JM 




FIGURE 20 


1 Position the cut out portion 
t of the extension to the rear. 



hand shooters it should protrude to the left side. 

2. Slide the hammer extension over the end of the ham- 
mer spur. The notch in the mount has an internal rail 
that guides the extension into place. The cut out portion 
of the extension goes to the rear (see Figure 20) 

3. The hammer extension is secured to the hammer with 
an alien wrench. It is located inside the hollow tube-like 
extension itself. With the extension pushed fully forward 
into position, insert the alien wrench into the head of the 
screw and tighten the alien screw against the side of the 
hammer. 

If you have trouble starting the screw into the threads it 
may be because of the thread locking compound on the 
screw itself. This thread locking compound is a blue-green 



FIGURE 21 



Permanently positioning 
the hamme 



Carefully support the 
rifle and hammer. 



color and is important in keeping your extension tight on 
the hammer spur. To make it easier to start the screw you 
may need to back it out and clean the compound off of 
the first thread of the screw. Then reinsert and tighten 
lightly. 

4. Test the extension by working the hammer through its 
full range. Under most circumstances the extension will 
operate best when fully forward on the hammer spur. If 
there isn't sufficient clearance between the extension and 
scope or if the extension contacts the receiver at full- 
cock, it is possible to reposition the extension slightly 
along the hammer spur. 

5. Once the position of the extension has been finalized it 



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is important to "set" it permanently in place. Do this by 
tightening the set screw enough that it leaves a mark on 
the side of the hammer. Then remove the extension. 
Support the hammer on a firm work bench or padded 
anvil and center punch the mark left by the set screw. 
The gun and hammer must be well supported during this 
operation (see Figure 21). 

6. Reinstall the hammer extension in the location deter- 
mined previously. If the locking compound has been worn 
off of the screw you will want to put a drop of locking 
compound (like Loctite®) on the threads before inserting. 

7. Tighten the set screw, making sure it engages into the 
indent made by the center punch. 

WARNING: HAMMER EXTENSIONS CAN 
LOOSEN WITH USE. OCCASIONALLY CHECK 
TO MAKE SURE YOUR HAMMER EXTENSION 
IS STILL ON TIGHTLY. 

Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions 

Your Model 9422 will function better and more reliably 
over a longer period of time if it is properly maintained 
and kept clean. 

BEFORE PERFORMING ANY CLEANING PRO- 
CEDURES, ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE 



ARE NO CARTRIDGES IN THE CHAMBER, 
MAGAZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS. 

You should clean your Model 9422 after every day of 
shooting and more often if it becomes excessively dirty. 

A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action 
and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also 
include cleaning the barrel. If you encounter a function 
problem be sure to give your gun a thorough cleaning to 
see if it solves the problem before seeking the services of 
one of our Authorized Repair Centers, our service facility 
or a competent gunsmith. To clean your firearm, adhere 
to the following general guidelines. 

Cleaning; PROCEDURES — 

BE CERTAIN YOUR GUN'S CHAMBER AND 
MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. ALWAYS WEAR 
PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING ALL 
CLEANING PROCEDURES. KEEP AMMUNI- 
TION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. DO 
NOT TEST THE FUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM 
WITH LIVE AMMUNITION. 

To protect the rifling at the muzzle of your rifle from dam- 
age (which can affect accuracy) take down your Model 
9422 into the barrel/receiver half and the buttstock/lever 
half as explained previously. 



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When cleaning the bore with the rifle fully assembled, 
open the action and turn the gun so the ejection port on 
the right side of the receiver is down to prevent the bore 
cleaner from running into the action. 

1 . Use a cleaning rod with a tip and patch suitable for the 
size of your Model 9422's .22 caliber bore. Make sure the 
patch is large enough for a snug fit in the bore. Insert the 
rod and patch into the barrel at the receiver end and run it 
back and forth several times. 

2. Inspect the chamber and bore for brass, copper, lead 
and powder fouling. A normal amount of powder residue 
can be expected and is not serious. It can usually be 
removed by repeating step one, using a patch saturated 
with solvent. If or when fouling should become heavy, it 
can be removed with a brass bore brush. Dip or spray the 
brush with solvent and scrub the chamber and bore until 
the fouling is removed. To prevent brass bristles from 
breaking off, the brush should be pushed completely 
through the bore before being withdrawn. 



3. After fouling has been removed the bore should be 
wiped dry. Then pass a slightly oiled patch through 
the bore, for preservation. A fine, light gun oil 

is recommended. 

4. Wipe all exposed metal surfaces of the receiver, forearm 
and barrel with a clean rag. Finger marks should be 
removed because they provide a place where moisture can 
accumulate. Any dried oil in the receiver area should also 
be removed. 

5. Lightly oil your gun's action. Ordinary good judgment 
will, of course, indicate that the metal of the gun should 
receive a light film of oil any time the rifle has been 
exposed to weather or handling. This is very important 
and must be done with every gun. Remember, the pol- 
ished, finely fitted surfaces of the receiver and action 
mechanisms must always have a thin film of oil. Make 
sure that the surfaces of the breech bolt and bolt slide are 
especially clean and lightly oiled with a high quality gun 
oil. Use solvent and a toothbrush or other suitable brush 



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to clean around the extractor, ejector and other small 
breech bolt components. An aerosol-type oil can help in 
"spraying away" residues on the breech bolt. When satis- 
fied, wipe clean and lightly oil. 

6. INSPECT THE BARREL AND CHAMBER. TO 
MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO PATCHES HAVE 
BEEN INADVERTENTL Y LEFT IN THEM. 

Remove any that remain. 

7. Reassemble your rifle if you performed a complete 
cleaning. 

8. Wipe all wood surfaces with a soft cloth. 

9. When transporting only, store your Model 9422 in a 
quality protective case to prevent scratches and dents. For 
long term storage, store in a dry place to prevent corro- 
sion. Store away from children. 

MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND 
ALWAYS STORE AMMUNITION SEPARA TEL Y. 



Other Cleaninq Suqqestions — 

• Never pour large quantities of oil into the receiver or 
other parts. It can drain down to the wood and soften it 
— and cause permanent damage and loosening of the 
stock. 

• After extended periods of heavy use, your rifle should 
be taken to a qualified gunsmith to have the action disas- 
sembled for professional cleaning and lubrication. 

• Laminated wood (WinTuff and WinCam) models 
require the same care and cleaning as walnut or hard- 
wood. 

NEVER ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR MODEL 
9422 APART FURTHER THAN EXPLAINED IN 
THIS MANUAL. 

This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism. You may 
permanently mar it by attempting to disassemble the 
inner mechanism assemblies. If further disassembly for 
service or cleaning is required, take your gun to a U. S. 
Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair Center or a 
competent gunsmith as explained under "Service or 
Repair." 



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Ordering^ parts 



Service or Repair 



To order parts, please write our parts department and 
furnish the following: your name, address, and telephone 
number. Also specify the model and serial number of your 
Winchester firearm. When we receive your request, we 
will send an order form and a parts breakdown with 
prices. 

Write to: 

Parts Department 

U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 

275 Winchester Avenue 

New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1970 

CAUTION: PARTS ARE MADE FOR 
WINCHESTER BRAND FIREARMS MANUFAC- 
TURED BY OR FOR U.S. REPEATING ARMS 
COMPANY, INC., AND SHOULD NOT BE USED 
IN OTHER GUNS EVEN THOUGH MODELS 
MA Y BE SIMILAR. IMPROPERL Y FITTED 
PARTS MA Y BE DANGEROUS. 



If your Winchester firearm should ever need repair or ser- 
vice, please utilize one of the world-wide network of U.S. 
Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair Centers for 
Winchester firearms. If you have any questions about how 
to obtain service, call or write the Authorized Repair 
Center (ARC) nearest you. A list of ARCs is packaged 
with your new gun. If you need to obtain a new list of 
ARCs call us at: 

1-203-789-5000 



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